To greatly reduce the time it takes to patch a SharePoint 2013 server, read this blog post office by Russ Maxwell, Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update takes 5 hours to install?
The office following commands will state that It does not appear that this machine is part of an Office Web Apps Server farm: sourcecode languagepowershell, import-Module OfficeWebApps, get-OfficeWebAppsFarm, get-OfficeWebAppsMachine /sourcecode, in order to get these commands to even respond, you apps may have to stop the Office.
So it depends on the philosophy of the organization.
Office Web Apps Server 2013 is a standalone Microsoft product that is leveraged by Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 for cumulative web based document viewing and editing using the wopi (Web app Open Platform Interface) protocol.Another philosophy is "I'm sure MS update tested these hotfixes properly and we'll test these hotfixes too office and i'd rather solve these problems before users discover them and complain about them".After the cumulative update has been install restart the server cumulative if prompted to.Or using Windows PowerShell: (get-spfarm).buildversion, to see which build your farm is at with.Just like my SharePoint 2010 Build Number post, let me know if there are things I can change, or any content I should add.I believe update cumulative updates are normally cumulative up to the latest service pack, but you should read the prerequisites and blogs about a specific update you want to install.Here are some useful PowerShell commands to run against your servers: Mailbox Server DAG members: Test-replicationheatlh Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus Test-ServiceHealth Get-ClusterNode All Servers Get-ServerComponentState Check client connectivity to ensure you can connect via: Full Outlook Client Outlook Web App ActiveSync Test mail routing to ensure you can.
See more details on how to distributed computing patch Workflow Manager on Andrew Connell's blog.
Documented any Exchange customisations, such as OWA, nfig files, as these will get overwritten during the update upgrade.
Exe /PrepareDomain once these commands have been run wait for your Active Directory to replicate the changes before proceeding.
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To see which build your products are, go to Central Administration Upgrade and Migration Check Product and patch installation status.
M/kb/2817431, once the regression office web apps 2013 cumulative update was patched, we published a new KB with the patched version of SP1. .